RAYC Committee 22nd May Action and Charter Update
Published 12:34 on 22 May 2020
The Club has held a weekly review of the pathway to getting on the water again and you will be unsurprised to hear we are not yet in a position to allow activities to resume. Our priorities are personal safety of all users and the reputation of the Club and without wishing to paraphrase, the three decisive conditions for our return to chartering are:
1. What can we do in-line with government, MOD and industry direction? This is emerging on a day to day basis.
2. What must we do to protect our members and our Club liability? We are developing the appropriate risk assessments and considering measures.
3. What should we do to ensure we maintain the Club's reputation as responsible users? We will not risk being brought Ito public or Service disrepute by commencing activities before authorities and support or rescue organisations signal they are ready such.
I thank all for your continued understanding. We have an absolute imperative to get sailing again but we are not a shortcut to doing so where the vast majority are still alongside. Yes, private yacht owners can day sail but our charterers are not private yacht owners - there are plenty of other considerations that align to the three points above. We will keep you updated, and there will be a full discussion (with questions able to be posed) at our AGM via Zoom in mid/late June and indeed when we might already have resumed some activity. Hon Sec will shortly circulate the details for the AGM.